Pomegranate molasses, what is it for? Is it a song by Harry Styles? Is it an original member of the Harlem Globetrotters? No. Pomegranate Molasses a traditional ingredient in Middle Eastern cooking and is traditionally found in a variety of Persian stews. It is extremely versatile, however, adding complexity to everything from sauces and marinades to cocktails, salads, homemade houmous and iced tea.